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Hearing of cipher case against Imran, Qureshi will take place in Adiala jail, : Special court

ISLAMABAD: The court while announcing the reserved judgment in connection with hearing of Cipher case against PTI chairman Imran Khan and former minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the hearing of cipher case will take place in Adiala jail and open court.Judge Abual Hasnaat Zulqarnain of Special court established under official secret act conducted hearing of the cipher case against the PTI chief and Shah Mehmood Qureshi.Suleman Safdar counsel for chairman PTI, FIA prosecutor Shah Khawar and Zulfiqar Abbas appeared in the court.Jail authorities presented report in the court wherein it was told they cannot present Imran Khan. Letter for additional security was written to Islamabad Police informing them that Imran Khan was facing security threats.Adiala jail superintendent while regretting to present Imran Khan informed the court in writing.FIA prosecutor Shah Khawar read out letter of Jail Superintendent.The counsel Suleman Safdar took the plea in the court there are two different matters i n the court. It was hoped that they would present Imran Khan in the court. But it was not done so. However I had some reservations. We are going in haste.Lawyer Suleman Safdar said presenting the accused whosoever he is responsibility of jail administration. Islamabad High Court (IHC) has nullified hearing of case in jail. We kept on saying not to hold hearing in this situation. We kept on making this request this be settled first where trial has to be conducted first. Whenever we said something it was told to us "tell us if there is any stay order.The counsel for PTI chairman told the court which is the case that should be ended hurriedly. Whatever they do, but they will have to present Imran Khan. At the behest of whose agency they are saying Imran Khan is facing life threat. When we used to say Imran Khan is facing life threat then they said reach here whatever the situation is. Tell us if there is any hindrance on travelling from jail to court.Suleman Safdar read out jail report and said the decisio ns of Islamabad High Court (IHC) are being violated. . What is interest of jail superintendent in keeping Imran Khan in jail. This letter is to the extent of chairman PTI and not to the extent of Shah Mehmood Qureshi.He said Shah Mehmood Qureshi has not been presented so far. Tell us this trial can take place where. This trial can neither run here nor in jail.The counsel Ali Bokhari said while presenting his arguments why Shah Mehmood Qureshi has not been presented so far. Neither any charge has been framed nor has any copy been distributed. Shah Mehmood Qureshi be presented in the court.Judge Abual Hasnaat Zulqarnain inquired from prosecutor had court summoned the accused persons.Prosecutor replied yes you had summoned the accused persons.The court remarked how many notifications they bring it makes no difference. People should have access.The court reserved the judgment after hearing the arguments of respondents.Judge Abual Hasnaat remarked he would pass order in this regard.The special cou rt announced reserved judgment after some time remarking the hearing of cipher case will be conducted in Adiala Jail. It will take place in open court. Media and public will be allowed to participate.The court remarked the hearing of the case will be held on Friday.